Nov 17, 2011 — In a celebratory National Book Awards on Wall Street last night, Stephen Greenblatt took the nonfiction award for Swerve, while, in a surprise turn in fiction, Jesmyn Ward won for Salvage the Bones.
Apr 7, 2011 — Author and scholar Manning Marable dedicated much of his career to uncovering provocative new details about the life and death of Malcolm X. Marable died days before his finished biography, Malcolm X: A Life Of Reinvention, was published.
Apr 5, 2011 — Marable's life work, published just days after his death, casts Malcolm X's legacy in a new light. Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention explores the Muslim leader's personal relationships and encourages a re-examination of his assassination.
Sep 4, 2007 — When writer Eboo Patel felt rejected by America, he took comfort in James Baldwin's essays. He was surprised to find that Baldwin's writing helped him accept the country in a different light.